University adds Ascend 172 to fleet

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University Aviation has acquired an Ascend 172 from Suburban Aviation for use in its pilot education program. The Ascend 172 is a remanufactured Cessna Skyhawk that has been updated to “nearly new” status with state-of-the-art avionics, new paint, interior and components by Yingling Aviation of Wichita, according to Yingling officials. EMU […]

Revitalizing the 172 — and GA

By J. DOUGLAS HINTON It’s an old adage: Everything old is new again. But in the case of Yingling Aviation‘s Ascend 172, it takes a lot of work to make an old plane like new again. First introduced at AirVenture 2015, the Ascend 172 is one of the original “remanufactured” aircraft, designed to get people […]